Believe it or not, no one in Mahesh Bhatt’s family has worked with Salman Khan. Father Mahesh Bhatt who directed Aamir Khan in Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin and Shah Rukh in Chaahat was never given a film with Salman to direct.
This, despite strong family ties. Salman’s father Salim Khan wrote some of Mahesh Bhatt’s most successful films including Naam and Kabzaa. Daughter Pooja Bhatt co-starred with Aamir in Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin and Shah Rukh in Chahat. But never with Salman. And now Alia Bhatt was all set to co-star with Salman Khan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah when the project fell apart.
Is there a jinx on the Bhatt-Salman collaboration?
It looks like it. Karan Johar has been planning a film with Salman and Alia for years. But Salman, for reasons best known to him, doesn’t want to work with Karan’s Dharma Productions.